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Why Do People Crash into Buildings?

Posted on April 20, 2015 to

Do you ever read news stories about drivers who have crashed into buildings and wondered how it happened? Photo of car driving

Building-vehicle crashes are not usual. In fact, according to the Miami Herald, more than 60 vehicle-concrete crashes happen in the U.S. each day, resulting in about 10 injuries.

So why do they occur? Unfortunately, building crashes can happen for a number of reasons, including:

  • Medical emergencies
  • Drunk driving
  • Police pursuits
  • Distracted driving
  • Drowsy driving

Sadly, there is not one common cause for building-vehicle accidents. In fact, the Herald reported that drivers involved in these types of accidents are young and old, and that in some cases, drivers accidentally hit the accelerators instead of brakes. The newspaper reported that there is “no exact science” to the crashes.

Man Crashes into Maryland Home

We bring this subject up because, according to NBC Washington, a driver recently had to be extricated from his vehicle after he crashed into a Maryland home.

The news outlet reported that the accident occurred on April 6, when a 91-year-old man crashed into his neighbor’s house, off Heidelberg Road in Lanham. The man was going to visit a friend when he clipped another car on the roadway and crashed into the house’s living room. Thankfully, nobody was home at the time of the accident, which remains under investigation.

Prince George’s County Fire and local EMS officials treated the driver of the vehicle at the accident scene.

Contacting an Attorney Following a Vehicle Accident

While we are thankful that nobody was seriously injured in this accident, it should serve as a reminder that building-vehicle crashes do occur and they can be dangerous. Remember, if you have been injured in a vehicle accident, it may be a good idea to speak to an attorney.

A lawyer can investigate your case and determine if you may be entitled to damages, while offering you concern for your situation. Our firm has more than 30 years of experience working on behalf of those hurt by reckless drivers in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

Source: http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Car-Crashes-Into-Family-Room-of-Lanham-Home-298785431.html